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Autism Tidbits #4: Girls with Autism
Zoom session only


While the prevalence rate for students with ASD continues to increase, the number of girls identified with ASD has continued to remain constant over the decades. Boys with ASD are diagnosed four times more often than girls. There are several reasons in the literature suggesting why girls on the spectrum are being underidentified.  

In this session, participants will learn why there is a gender gap in the identification of ASD and if a referral bias may exist and if so, what can we do about it.  Participants will also learn how stereotypical female traits may impact receiving a diagnosis of ASD.  Participants will also learn about the terminology used to describe how girls on the spectrum behave and how it manifests ultimately contributing to misdiagnoses and/or later diagnosis of ASD than their male counterparts.  The workshop will also cover common comorbid conditions that girls with ASD are more likely to have.

Important Session Information:

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, March 31, 2025

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(2) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Melanie Cowart
Killey Hays
Date Time Location
4/1/2025 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Region 05 ESC site - No Room Needed

350 Pine Street Suite 500 Beaumont, TX 77701 | Phone: 409-951-1700
350 Pine Street Suite 500 Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: 409-951-1700
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